We've collated some answers to some of the more regular FAQ's to assist you in your wedding planning journey.
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This is a hard question as there are so many variables. It depends on how many guests you’ll have at your wedding, your design, florals and what centerpieces you choose which can range from $20- 500. We offer a free initial design consultation and through this meeting we can provide you with suggestions based on your budget and provide you with a quote .
We take a 30% deposit at time of booking. All deposits and payments are nonrefundable. Our team values our clients and places a great emphasis on both design and communication. As we spenda significant amount of time preparing details and designs for our clients well before the wedding, especially in the initial planning stages we are unable to provide refunds and we appreciate our clients valuing our time and commitment to their special day. If you cancel your wedding within 1 month before the scheduled date you will be liable for the full cost.
Full T&C’s are available on our website. For more information or a PDF of our T&C’s including COVID cancellation policies please email us.
Receive 1 free postponement. If completely cancelled no payments will be refunded. For full COVID T&C's please contact us for a PDF.
Wedding planning packages - what does negotiation and research mean? Research requests - if you need a photographer then we’ll look into the best professional based on your brief. We’ll do all the research for you and send you three quotes for you to choose from. We liase with them about all the details required and lock in the supplier of your choice. This is a research request and we can do this for any type of wedding supplier. Negotiation - we provide wedding planning for many clients and some of our preferred suppliers provide a special discounted rate for our clients or if it’s someone we have not previously used we can attempt to negotiate prices on your behalf. Special discounts often save clients hundreds of dollars.
We just require a 30% deposit to secure your date and services. We’ll hold your date and quote in our system for 7 days.
A Coordinator is there to makesure your day runs smoothly. This is different to booking a planner (someone to help plan your day and book your vendors)
In the lead up you'll have use of our coordination/planning documents so you can add in all of the suppliers you've booked in and any notes/details.
A meeting to go through all the details for your agenda from the moment you wake up, the ceremony details, and the reception formalities, songs etc. We've been praised a lot for our detailed and clear the document is for vendors and family friends who might MC or help in someway on the day.
I usually like to send a draft document out a month before the wedding to confirmed vendors (which means an agenda meeting 6-8 weeks before your big day is ideal)
We phone each and every vendor the week of the wedding to confirm all details on your behalf including their bump in/bump out and have a detailed conversation with the photographer and MC in particular about the finer details for you.
I reiterate in that conversation that I am the point of contact both on the day and in the days leading up to the wedding so you can enjoy the lead up without worrying about anything.
Then we confirm the final final document by sending it to all the vendors in a PDF format so we're all on the same page and ready to rock and roll with the team of suppliers to create a smooth special day for you.
On the actual wedding day we usually recommend starting the 'shift' (hours included in package) at least 1 hour before your ceremony starts. This way we can greet all your vendors and be on site and remedy any issues that may occur.
We're here to help you make sure everything runs smoothly and we help you work through the detailed document. This helps to iron out any details in advance and address anything we could see being a potential logistics issue and address it before the big day.
We usually have a hand over with the MC and venue when our 'shift' is complete so they can manage the proceedings for the remiander of the night.
If you're wondering how many 'hours' you should book it really depends on your ceremony start time. For the best coordination results we recommend starting 1 hour before the ceremony and finishing up after all the reception formalities are done and everyone is in 'party mode'. That way we can assist the MC and the venue throughout the formatlities and make sure everything is running on time so you can enjoy the happy hours of partying to follow.
Absolutely not! You don’t need to lift a finger. We provide full set up and pack up. Even if you have items you’d like us to set up, you can drop these either to the venue or us the week before and you can be pampered and enjoy your special day.
A lot goes on behind the scenes for your big day. Our team may have designed the wedding well in advance but the week of your wedding we’ll be busy loading our vehicles with all the special items you’ve ordered, have our team unload everything into the venue and spend a generous amount of time setting up your day to perfection and making sure we don’t miss a thing. After the party is over we’ll be back to clean up the mess, pack everything away, provide laundry services, unload the stock and liase with your venue about any details required. It also includes petrol costs, our staff wages, travel time, often time between ceremonies and of course full styling set up so you can enjoy the day, be pampered and know that when you arrive to the venue it will be absolutely incredible.
The coordination aspect is a full time gig for the coordinator on shift for you, they are there to make sure everything runs smoothly for your special day. We can add an extra person in to place items for you and while your coordinator can help a little with things such as placing your guest book out, generally other items such as place cards, candles and decor are very time consuming, and we of course want it to look perfect for you and your guests. It's very hard to have the time to style your DIY items to perfection while your Coordinator is constantly dealing with vendors and logistics. We usually have a separate styling team so the Coordinators and focus on logistics, vendors, communicating and ensuring your day runs smoothly.
A planner helps plan your special day, book in your vendors, give you prompts of things you need to make decisions for, provides you with exclusive planning documentation and lists.
A coordinator (also included in all planning packages), is someone there to manage your day to make sure everything runs smoothy. This is for people who have already planned everything but want to enjoy the lead up and the day without having to manage vendors or logistics.
You can find a list of our terms and conditions on our website for wedding planning, coordination and styling.
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Servicing Canberra, South Coast, Southern Highlands & Canberra surrounds
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